Testing Center

Placement Testing

All future students who plan to complete any degree program or accumulate nine semester hours of college credit must complete a placement test. The placement test is given on all three Paul D. Camp Community College sites—Franklin, Suffolk, and Smithfield. Future students will be tested on reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency skills.

To sign up for the placement test, please complete the following:

  • Submit an online application
  • Select a testing date and time listed below
  • Call or visit the Admissions office to sign-up for a testing date and time

Testing Sign-up and Contact Information:

Franklin Campus
Scheduling – Admissions Office………………………569-6707
Questions and scheduling – Mary Ellen Gleason…569-6740
mgleason@pdc.edu

Suffolk Campus
Questions and scheduling – Carol Badeaux……………925-6328
cbadeaux@pdc.edu

Smithfield Center
Questions and scheduling – Carol Badeaux……………925-6328
cbadeaux@pdc.edu


Practice Books, Sample Tests, and Other Resources

Future students are advised to review practice materials for preparation of the placement test. The following materials are available for future students to review the skills needed to successfully complete the placement test:

Once these practice materials are reviewed, online testing samples can be accessed by clicking on the following Sample Tests:

Those future students interested in calculus practice resources, may find the following websites useful:


Testing Day

What should future students bring on the testing day? Please bring the following:

  • A government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • The seven digit student ID number issued when the application to PDCCC was submitted and accepted. This number is also noted as the emplid at the bottom of the accepted application pdf document.

Placement Testing Calendar
Testing for Summer 2017 (May 22 – August 19)

Note: Placement Testing dates are subject to change without notice.


Franklin Campus Room 117

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 a.m.
August 14

1:00 p.m.
June 12
July 17

9:00 a.m.
May 24
June 7
June 21
July 12
July 19
August 9
August 16
9:00 a.m.
August 19

Call 757-569-6707 or 7575-569-6740 to schedule a placement test


Hobbs (Suffolk) Campus Room 103

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11:00 a.m.
June 19
July 17
9:00 a.m.
June 14
June 28
July 12
July 26
August 2
9:00 a.m.
August 20

Extended Hours for Advising and Placement Testing for Fall Semester Registration

Week of August 8 – 10
VPT Testing Daily
9:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.

Week of August 14 – 18
VPT Testing Daily
9:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 19
9:00 a.m.

**Special Test Session on Saturday, August 20th at 9:00 am**

Placement Testing can be scheduled by contacting:

Suffolk Campus
Admissions Office: 757-925-6312
Carol Badeaux: (Office) 757-925-6328 email: cbadeaux@pdc.edu

Smithfield Center
By Appointment Only
Carol Badeaux: (Office) 757-925-6328 email: cbadeaux@pdc.edu

Call 757-925-6328 to schedule a placement test


Smithfield Center Room 208

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Call 757-925-6328 to schedule a placement test


Proctored Exams for Online Classes

Many students who take online classes through PDC, NVCC, TCC, or other community colleges in Virginia may need proctoring for exams.
Those enrolled with the SSDL classes through NVCC
Those enrolled with the ELI classes through NVCC
And all other community colleges, please contact:

Ms. Mary Ellen Gleason, 757-569-6740 or mgleason@pdc.edu for the Franklin campus
Mrs. Carol Badeaux, 757-925-6328 or cbadeaux@pdc.edu for the Suffolk campus
Mrs. Carol Badeaux, 757-925-6328 or cbadeaux@pdc.edu for the Smithfield Center


Dual Enrollment Testing Dates for Area High Schools

Parents and High School Students:

For high school students interested in the dual enrollment program for 2017-2018 who need to test, please be attentive to your high schools notice regarding upcoming dual enrollment during spring 2017 for fall 2017.

Franklin High School

  • Wednesday, February 15

Southampton High School

  • Friday, April 7
  • Monday, April 10
  • Friday, May 12

Southampton Academy

  • Friday, May 5

Kings Fork High School

  • Monday, April 24

Nansemond River High School

  • Wednesday, April 26
  • Thursday, April 27

Lakeland High School

  • Tuesday, April 25
  • Friday, April 28

Isle of Wight Academy

  • Thursday, May 4

Smithfield High School

  • Monday, April 17
  • Tuesday, April 18
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • Friday, May 19

Windsor High School

  • Friday April 21st
  • Monday May 8th
  • Monday May 22nd

For further information regarding your son or daughter’s testing please contact your high school Guidance Counselor. Other questions such test as make up or alternative tests such as PSAT, SAT, and ACT, should be directed to Ms. Mary Ellen Gleason at 757-569-6740.


Instructions for future dual enrollment students.

  • All first time students must submit an online application at www.pdc.edu
  • Students must bring with them their student ID number provided by the application process
  • It is strongly recommended that students review the practice materials on this webpage.
  • A calculator is provided with the test. Personal calculators are not permitted.
  • Dual enrollment testing is provided on the site of the high school. However, during the summer months, testing or retesting is administered at the college. To sign up for testing or retesting for the dual enrollment programs, please contact:

Kaplan Entrance Exam for Future Nursing Students

Kaplan entrance exams are administered September – December and January – February for all perspective nursing students. Please contact Carol Griffin at 757.569.6731 in the Nursing Department to schedule a testing date. Kaplan practice materials are available at the Follett Bookstore on the Franklin and Hobbs Suffolk Campus.